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Beer plus drugs equal collision…times two

  • Friday, January 24, 2014

A Summerville man – Jonathan Ivars Radcliffe – was involved in two collisions on Jan. 12 and arrested for DUI.

Summerville Police responded to Checkers in reference to a collision, and one of the parties told police they believed the other was intoxicated.

The officer observed Radcliffe and recognized him from a collision about two hours earlier.

At the time of the first collision, police did not note any odor of alcohol or suspect intoxication. Nor did they detect any odor at the second collision. Radcliffe told police he had not consumed any alcohol or taken any medication.

According to the incident report Radcliffe was not slurring his words nor was he unsteady on his feet during the first collision. However, he was observed to be unsteady at the scene of the second collision and although not slurring, was having a difficult time speaking. Radcliffe consented to Standard Field Sobriety tests and had difficulty maintaining his balance. He then refused to partake in further testing.

He was advised he was under arrest for Driving Under the Influence. On his person police found a bottle of pills containing Clonazapam and other pills that Radcliffe claimed was prescribed for anxiety and blood pressure. The bottle stated the medication would cause dizziness or drowsiness and should not be taken when driving or operating machinery.

When he arrived at the Dorchester County Detention Center to take a breath analyzer test, Radcliffe told police he had consumed four beers “about eight hours ago.” Later he told police he had consumed 15 beers throughout the day. His breath sample showed an alcohol level of 0.15 percent. He was remanded to St. George Detention Center to await a bond hearing.

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